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Organic Select’s Healthy living tips: Neem-a local wonder remedy


Guest post by Krystal, of Organic Select 

articl7The Neem tree is originally from India, but is now found locally in our immediate region.  Its leaf, when taken internally, acts as a blood purifier and tonic, supports healthy skin, immune system response, healthy bowel function, and aids in the maintenance of glucose stability. You can see the serrated leafy light green tree gracefully shading areas of Francisco Villa near Walmart, in Puerto Vallarta.  The Las Moras gated community has a virtual bank of the ancient tree in their stock of greenery around the homes. Little do the residents suspect that the key to their bug problems is found in the shrubbery as Neem also is a powerful pesticide and repellent when brewed and sprayed around homes and walkways.

External use in tea as an antiseptic, skin toner and corrects the p.h. of the skin. Neem has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic treatments.

Many of the claims for the neem leaf can be traced back to this cleansing action. Healthier blood vessels lead to more efficient blood flow to the extremities, which aid in the healing of  wounds.  The improved blood flow to the brain aids in combating anxiety and other emotional disorders that result from stress or severe emotional traumas, restoring a proper balance to the production of neurotransmitters.  Arthritis, ulcers, and various types of digestive orders are also thought to be treatable with the use of neem leaf products.

Neem may also become the first truly effective birth control “pill” for men . In recent studies Neem leaf tablets ingested for one month produced reversible male anti-fertility without affecting sperm production or libido.  In India and the United States, exploratory trials show neem extracts reduced fertility in male monkeys without inhibiting libido or sperm production.

Well, I don’t know about that but I do know that when nothing else works Neem works.  When all those antibiotics regimes come to not…we turn folks on to the Neem regime. It tastes awful, just like medicine should taste, but one ounce before meals will just about neutralize any bug.  Plus we use it as a pesticide in the garden with garlic oil.  Spray once or twice  a week  early morning before the sun hits the leaves, or at dusk.


  • Boil one quart of water.
  • When the water is boiling, add 3 tablespoons of dried  or better yet, fresh Neem leaf,  cover and let stand 20 min.  Strain.
  • Store in the fridge in a glass jar with lid.
  • Internal dosis is 1 oz before meals for stomach problems and parasites and bacterial infections.  Cut the dosis in half for children under 12.
  • Do not give internally to children under 3.
  • External use as needed for sterilizing and healing of external wounds, cuts scratches, burns and rashes.

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